Getting Started on DeviantArt
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Hello and welcome! :wave:


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If you've found this guide, then there's a good possibility you are new to DeviantArt. If that is the case, then welcome to the internet's largest art community! If you're not new to the community, you might still be interested (especially if you scroll to the bottom). Over at DAWelcomeWagon, we're thrilled that you decided to become a member. The group page has many wonderful resources for you to take advantage of. There is even an associated chat room called #welcome for you to hang out in and meet some deviants ("deviants" are what we call DA's members) both new and old.

We don't want you to feel too confused while you're getting to know the website and community. It's a big place with countless ways to share your deviations (your creations) and find artwork to inspire you. So we put together this helpful Getting Started on DeviantArt guide to connect you with a number of helpful tutorials that will assist you in beginning your artistic journey with us! Follow the links below to learn all the things a new deviant needs to know.

Each page is set up with a Home, Next, and Back button so you can easily follow and enjoy this miniature tour of DeviantArt's features. So, what are you waiting for? Time to explore!






























Have fun learning and exploring! Each page will contain helpful links to tutorials and articles to help you dive right into the community. For the more experienced members of DeviantArt who happen across this guide, we would love for you to send DAWelcomeWagon links to some of the tutorials you love. Let's make this guide a community-wide project!

You might want to get started here... there are a lot of terms used on DeviantArt and this glossary should help define them for you!


Learn DA LingoHi! Whether you're a veteran of the community or a brand new member, there is a LOT to remember about DeviantArt. Founded in 2000, this website has transformed its corner of the internet into a busy, thriving, and ever-changing community... And with that comes a LOT of terms to remember! This index was made for inclusion in the Getting Started on DeviantArt guide and will hopefully be a useful reference to those who are just getting to know our artistic internet home. :heart:
The guide is built alphabetically with handy letter links directly below if you want to jump ahead. This guide could even develop further as more people think of terms! Do you know a DeviantArt-exclusive term that is popular around the community and fits this guide? Please leave a comment with the word or phrase and a brief definition and you might see it added in the future!
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If you ever have a question or need some guidance, don't hesitate to send a note to DAWelcomeWagon, stop by the #welcome chat room, or file a help desk ticket. 




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Spekkledwolf's avatar
l got a question how do l do a lecture ?
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
Do you mean literature? 
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
Go to the Submit dropdown and choose Literature :D
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i find interacting so hard... No one connects with me most people on websites I follow or they follow me they play dumb as shit! 
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
You just gotta jump into a conversation somewhere :D Try the forum!
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I'm kinda scard to get in communities on here youtube and twitter...
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
How come?
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Roymillersinn|Hobbyist Filmographer
Hola
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favoritsaya|Student Digital Artist
Hi, I wanna ask. How can I know my lamma badge on app version ?? I can't find it T_T
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure that is included in the app :shrug:
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Bigdog231|Student Digital Artist
hi
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
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Koushoku-jin|Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:   Senpai, I'm just dropping by with a Weekday Huggie for you~:heart:

:iconsupertighthugplz:
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: :hug:
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Johnsolix|Hobbyist Artist
Hi, I want to start commissiong, and I really don't know how, but I need to know, does origami count as art? Can it be sold here?
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
I believe there is a paper craft category in Artisan Crafts, so yes that would be fine here!
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Johnsolix|Hobbyist Artist
Thanks a lot!
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lampbo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks alot :D . It's so helpful. And also I haven't  much friend on this community . could we be friend Nyaice Cuppa Nyaice Cuppa 
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to DA! :D Hopefully the tips in here will help you get started :D
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gold-R|Hobbyist Artist
hi guys 

i'v been on this website for almost a year now and still don't know the heck i'm doing  
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That just fills me with confidence :icongold-r: since I joined only yesterday. At least this chat page has a few comments, all the others are blank for me.
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gold-R|Hobbyist Artist
first of all welcome to deviant art:)

and i hope you have fun
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JenFruzz|Hobbyist Photographer
Hopefully this guide will help!
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